Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

On This Day #36 – Don Law

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day …… On December 20, 1982, Don Law, producer, died in La Marque, Galvaston, Texas. Don Law was the producer of some exceptional recordings by stellar bluegrass acts Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys and Jim & Jesse and […]


Artist2Artist: Si Kahn – Silence Is Assent

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Intelligent Thought + Intelligent Music = Intelligent Voice Americana music has a voice. Folk music IS a voice. Bluegrass music seems content to exist in a self-created climate of politeness and keeping your head low.   It is rare for bluegrass music artists to share […]


Having a Coffee with ……………. Doyle Lawson

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests, as well as about the music that they love.  Doyle Lawson probably doesn’t need any introduction. Nevertheless, let’s […]


Carl Goldstein – Delaware Bluegrass

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is the second of an occasional series of features on personalities in the bluegrass music world.  Carl J Goldstein is a co-founder (in 1971), and now Chair, of the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music (BFOTM) and a Director of the Delaware Valley Bluegrass […]


Songwriter Profile – Ray Edwards, Melody Man

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

James Ray Edwards was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on April 16, 1954. His family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, which is a hotbed for bluegrass music, when he was 10 years old.  As they say, you can shake a tree in North Carolina and a […]


Artist2Artist: Frank Solivan – Preshow Routine & the *Ether* World

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Okay, before some of you go all-diesel on me, I am aware that many of our bluegrass music bands have a bus (and some have two) for their performance tours along the bluegrass ribbon of highway. In my recorded interview with Frank Solivan below, my reference to a bus as it relates to bluegrass music is […]


It’s country… it’s bluegrass… it’s The Roys

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Call it what you want–bluegrass, country, or inspirational–it’s clear that The Roys are in a trajectory to be one of the top bands in the business. Lee and Elaine Roy talked about their roots, milestones and their current success just before an October 18 performance […]


On This Day #35 – Flatt & Scruggs

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day ….. On October 24, 1951, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs recorded ‘Tis Sweet to Be Remembered and Earl’s Breakdown. During an afternoon session at the Castle Studio set up at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Flatt and Scruggs recorded […]


Having a coffee with…… Gena Britt

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The pioneering banjo player from North Carolina Gena Britt is my companion in our local coffee shop today.  Britt fell in love with the sounds of bluegrass music at a very early age and began her career as an award-winning clogger. At the age of […]


Artist2Artist: Robyn Taylor – Quieting the Nashville Noise

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently interviewed Robyn Taylor ( for my Artist2Artist radio show. Our conversation took place at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia just outside of Atlanta where Robyn would be performing later that evening. I have interviewed other musical artists at this prestigious music venue, most recently […]